On This Day - 5 October 1918

Spotlights over Paris Theatre definitions: Western Front comprises the Franco-German-Belgian front and any military action in Great Britain, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Holland.  Eastern Front comprises the German-Russian, Austro-Russian and Austro-Romanian fronts.  Southern Front comprises the Austro-Italian and Balkan (including Bulgaro-Romanian) fronts, and Dardanelles.  Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres comprises Egypt, Tripoli, the Sudan, Asia Minor (including Transcaucasia), Arabia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Persia, Afghanistan, Turkestan, China, India, etc.  Naval and Overseas Operations comprises operations on the seas (except where carried out in combination with troops on land) and in Colonial and Overseas theatres, America, etc.  Political, etc. comprises political and internal events in all countries, including Notes, speeches, diplomatic, financial, economic and domestic matters.  Source: Chronology of the War (1914-18, London; copyright expired)

Western Front

Enemy falls back between La Catelet and Crevecoeur and burns Douai.

British carry Beaurevoir, etc.  (East of Le Catelet)

End of Second Battle of Cambrai, and of Battle of St. Quentin.

Germans fall back towards the Suippe river; fighting on the Arnes (Champagne).

French occupy Moronvilliers Massif (east of Reims).

Stiff American fighting west of Meuse.

Much successful bombing by Allies.

Southern Front

German troops reported withdrawn from Bulgar front.

Franco-Serbs take Vranya (50 miles south of Nish).

Dibra (Albania) occupied.

Italians active on their own mountain fronts.

Political, etc.

Prince Max speaks in the Reichstag.  Messrs. Grober, Erzberger and Scheidemann Secretaries of State, and Dr. Solf Foreign Minister.

Figures re: U.S.A. forces in Europe published.

Formation of Yugo-Slav National Council at Laibach.


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